BONGAIGAON: The community toilet constructed using discarded plastic bottles by the District Water and Sanitation Committee, Bongaigaon, at Gandhi Maidan was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner of Bongaigaon, Dr. M.S. Lakshmi Priya on Monday in the presence of the Executive Engineer of PHE and all staff and other officials concerned and general public.
The community toilet was constructed using almost 8,000 discarded plastic bottles instead of bricks. Cement, sand, mortar, putty and gypsum filled in bottles were closed tightly for getting desired strength and then used as bricks for different stages of construction. While inaugurating the toilet, the Deputy Commissioner of Bongaigaon said that it was a very honest and creative effort to make Bongaigaon plastic-free and to ensure proper management of plastic waste disposal. Further, she added that the toilet would set a mark for this innovative way of 'reusing plastic'.
A plastic bottle needs almost 450 years to get decomposed. Such a wonderful way of reusing plastic bottles for construction purposes can definitely contribute in saving nature. Nayan Nath, a local boy from Dholagaon, is the artisan behind the construction of this community toilet. The PHE Department is looking forward to start a garden around the toilet using plastic bottles very soon.